29 May '17, 3am

[Mothership] Xiaxue wades into ‘racist’ Ah Boys To Men audition saga, calls actor a hypocrite https://t.co/YCmjdm3iIm

For those who missed out on the saga online over the weekend, an actor Shrey Bhargava shared his experience auditioning for a role in Jack Neo’s upcoming Ah Boys To Men 4 (ABTM) in which he ended up feeling discriminated against based on his race. Basically, his main gripe was: – He was asked to speak with a fuller Indian accent despite being able to speak in Singlish like a true blue Singaporean. – He felt he was reduced to a caricature of his race as not all Indians speak with an over-the-top Indian accent. – Even though he had qualms speaking in a fuller Indian accent as instructed, he did it anyways but felt terrible afterwards, attributing his acquiescence to having internalised casual racism. – He believes it is time for Singapore to move on and make mainstream movies that do not perpetuate stereotypes for the entertainment of others, namely, the majority race. His p...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/05/xiaxue-wades-into-racist-ah-...

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